A new feature for this weekend on Road Racing News, as we showcase one week on the exploits of various competitors at the Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup.
First racer focused upon is Gary McCoy, not the ‘Slide King’! A pure road racing newcomer, the Cookstown rider’s maiden Scarborough racing tenure saw him quietly impress those in attendance.
Last Saturday’s practice, qualifying sessions provided valuable track time ahead of race action as the PK (Patrick Knipe) Racing, MadBros supported competitor step by step improved his confidence, application, pace around the 2.43 miles long Oliver’s Mount circuit.
By the time race proceedings opened, he had already cemented himself as one of the debutants to watch and this notion was backed up by a very respectable top ten finish in the opening Supersport heat.
A top six finish would follow in the second Super Twins heat, finishing just over 0.4 behind local favourite Nick Anderson.
Main highlight from the past Sunday’s racing was a third top ten finish, as McCoy took eighth within the penultimate Super Twins (A) race, along the way recording a sub 2 minutes lap time.
Like countless previously mentioned Scarborough newcomers he has the potential to develop into a high calibre North Yorkshire ‘Mini TT’ exponent, should he wish to venture back in the foreseeable future.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou